Split Second: Indian Paintings - Brooklyn Museum

Date: 07/13/11 through 01/01/12
Hours: Wednesdays through Sundays, 11am-6pm, July 13, 2011 through January 1, 2012
Price: $10 adults; $6 seniors and students; free for children under 12.
200 Eastern Parkway - 718-638-5000
Prospect Heights, NY 11238

Description: Initially, Brooklyn Museum's online community was asked to rate, by viewing for literally a second or less, a series of classical Indian paintings, prompted by questions regarding appeal, controversial nature, and overall quality in a timed trial. The results appear in this exhibition along with an explanation of how participants derived their responses. Split Second was inspired by author Malcolm Gladwell's work and offers a glimpse into how people respond to what they know, what they're asked, and what they are told about an object in question.